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The Literary Groong - 09/19/2009

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	By Kevork K Kalayjian Jr

	The sky is more expensive here
	simply because there are too many windows.

	It's no use, but you keep on trying
	You press the elevator button for the top floor,
	The lights will indicate that you are going up
	But down and down you will go
	Till you reach the temple of faith,
	There, prayer consists of rearranging the furniture,
	Until by chance, you will find the invocation,
	The furniture arrangement, which will please their Gods.

	And when you are exhausted, tired of moving the furnishings,
	run out to the street, and wait by the main entrance
	for the delivery man, to bring the missing parts of your soul,
	delivered to your door, C. O. D.

	Remember the village, remember the farm,
	you did something with your own hands,
	you milked the cow. Now, everything is sold,
	nobody milks the cow, they just watch the animal
	dance, in the middle of an air-conditioned auditorium.

Kevork K. Kalayjian, Jr.  A graduate of the AGBU's Melkonian
Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, holds a B.A. in Political
Science and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford,
NJ, a M. Ed.  Counseling Psychology, from WilliamPaterson University,
Wayne, NJ, and CPA requirements completed at Pace University,
NYC. Kevork resides in NY with his wife Maral, and three sons Aramazt,
Tro, and Ohanes. A descendant of survivors of the Genocide from the
town of Kilis, in the Cilician region of Armenia, an accountant by
profession, he likes to paint and write. His next project is to
collect the names of 100 volunteer Armenian-American families who
would like to resettle in Armenia and jump-start a new way of work and
life there. Some of his poems have been published in literary
periodicals such as "Ararat" and at

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